Adult orthodontics in Fredericksburg and Stafford
When you think of braces, you may picture a pre-teen or young adult wearing them. However, improving your oral health is not just for younger patients. In recent years, many adults have improved their smiles with the help of braces, too.
At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we want patients of all ages to experience the confidence a straighter smile can bring. Our practice offers many comfortable adult braces options to help improve your confidence and oral health.
Do adults need braces?
Misaligned teeth can affect your smile aesthetically and functionally. In addition to altering your appearance, misaligned teeth can be challenging to clean, or they may affect how you eat or speak. Receiving braces as an adult provides numerous benefits, such as:
- Lowering your chances of tooth decay.
- Decreasing tooth injuries.
- Improving chewing for better digestion.
When you choose Rappahannock Orthodontics for your adult orthodontic needs, we will customize your treatment to fit your preferences and lifestyle. We offer three braces options to allow you to find a treatment that best fits your lifestyle or orthodontic goals.
Traditional metal braces
Metal braces are the most common treatment option and are smaller and more comfortable than ever. Metal braces work by applying constant pressure to the teeth that forces them to shift into a straighter position over time. Patients of all ages often find braces easier to manage, as they are fixed to the teeth. We also offer gold bracket braces in addition to stainless steel!
Invisalign is a popular method for straightening teeth due to its transparent appearance. This treatment option is ideal for those who had braces as a child and could use a minor adjustment or would like to straighten their teeth subtly. Other benefits include shorter and fewer appointments than braces.
Ceramic braces use a clear, tooth-colored material to straighten your teeth without the visibility of traditional braces. Invisible braces for adults combine the discreet look of Invisalign with the effectiveness of metal braces, making them a popular choice.